Visit Bedford Park, Britain's first garden suburb
Known as the first 'garden suburb', Bedford Park is an attractive model village in Chiswick. With tree-lined streets and Grade-II-listed Victorian houses, it's a must-visit for architecture enthusiasts who want to learn more about the innovative suburb design.
Every year, Bedford Park holds events celebrating the village's history and its arts and community spirit. Look out for the Bedford Park Festival and the Open Gardens, two of the village's annual highlights.
Explore the village's Victorian heritage
Along with charming Victorian houses, Bedford Park also boasts a church, St Michael and All Angels. This Queen Anne Revival church features impressive red brickwork, ceiling beams and a beautiful garden.
Nearby, The Tabard is a traditional Victorian-style pub perfect for a drink on a sunny afternoon. Upstairs, you'll find the Tabard Theatre, which holds regular theatre performances and comedy sketches.
Spend a day in vibrant Chiswick
Bedford Park sits less than ten minutes from Chiswick. This popular neighbourhood is well-known for its bustling high street crammed with independent shops, including a delicious ice cream parlour and a luxury chocolate shop.
Down by the riverside, you'll find a wealth of cafes and restaurants. Nearby Chiswick House and Syon House are also worth a visit for their fascinating insight into the history and heritage of the district.
Looking for accommodation in Bedford Park? Travelodge London Kew Bridge Hotel is 20 minutes away by train and sits close to Kew Gardens and the riverbank, while Travelodge London Ealing Hotel is further afield Near Ealing town centre.